Victoria D. Scarborough ’75 was named vice president of collaborative innovation last winter at ChemQuest Group, a leading international business strategy firm in specialty chemicals. She is known worldwide as a research-and-development leader and as a subject-matter expert for the commercialization of in-demand new technology.
Scarborough earned a bachelor of science in biology from Mary Washington and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1979. She earned an MBA from Christian Brothers University and later participated in the Sherwin-Williams’ Leadership Excellence Program at Case Western Reserve University.
For more than 25 years, Scarborough has advanced technology in the public and private sector in projects for the Department of Defense, federal government laboratories, universities, and multinational corporations. She’s also worked with individual inventors and startups, often by creating and managing complex research-and-development and commercialization activities with multimillion-dollar budgets.